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Home Depot said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit topped Wall Street analysts' expectations, helped by an extra week of sales in the current quarter as well as by improvements in the U.S. housing market, and post-Sandy buying.
Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers argued on CNBC for a "balanced approach" because President Barack Obama has agreed to more spending cuts.
America's seniors appear to have grown more burdened by debt in recent years, and experts say a likely culprit is medical expenses.
As $85 billion in spending cuts loom, people across the country who rely on the government were trying to fathom what it would mean for them. The NYT reports.
The department store chain reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as its strategy of tailoring merchandise to local markets paid off during the holiday season.
Apple is settling a lawsuit that said customers were charged when their children inadvertently downloaded certain applications from the company's online store.
Another blizzard bore down on the nation's midsection early Tuesday after lashing the Texas Panhandle with hurricane-force winds, closing highways and cutting power to thousands in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
More Americans fell behind on their auto loan payments in the last three months of 2012, when some borrowers' financial obligations temporarily take a backseat to spending on holiday shopping.
Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to provide soothing words about the Fed's easy money policies, but markets may react more to new bearish concerns out of Europe.
A federal judge ordered former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to reimburse $6.22 million to the bank to help cover its legal expenses related to his criminal insider trading case.
General Motors, which still needs the federal government to approve how much it pays top executives, wants to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million this year, according to documents obtained by CNBC.
Mobile growth opportunities lie in emerging markets but heavyweights like Apple and Google are having to rethink their approach.
Macy's Chief Executive Terry Lundgren said he was shocked when Martha Stewart told him in 2011 that she was starting a new alliance with rival J.C. Penney.
The richest Americans pay to influence U.S. policy toward cost cutting to benefit themselves, said a new study. But they could also be doing the right thing for the economy.
The market's bull run has begun to lose its footing and the big question is: What could shut it down for good? It could be one of these three numbers.
The White House mistakenly thought that Republicans could never stomach cuts to the Defense Department, which constitute half of the reductions in the sequester. This was a terrible misreading of the Tea Party-infused GOP, the Fiscal Times reports.
I was lucky to attend the Oscars on Sunday night and there were a number of details that surprised me about the in-person experience. Here are a few.
An omission by the Obama administration last week underscored the U.S.'s heightened sensitivities over how directly to confront China's new leadership over hacking.
A new bipartisan deficit-reduction plan to slash a massive $600 billion from U.S. healthcare spending over two decades has policy experts scratching their heads over how such an ambitious target can be reached.
Sophie Miller, Boston University College Republicans; Alex Smith, College Republican National Committee chair; Michael Maisel, New York University student Democrat, provide perspective on millennial enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
How to play geopolitical uncertainties, with John Rutledge, Safanad chief investment strategist; Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories; and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett.
NBC's Tom Costello reports the latest details on the missing Malaysia Flight 307. The Indian Ocean is the newest focus for the missing plane.